Happy April Fool's Day, but this is not an April Fool, I promise. If it was, it would be something altogether more memorable.
I am now tantalisingly close to completing the first draft of 'The Secret Angels'. The climax is well under way and the end is in sight - at long last.
On an entirely different note, Helen and I are going away on holiday for a week, starting this afternoon. We are not going particularly far -163 miles, to be precise. We are taking our caravan for its first outing of the year to Cairnryan in southeast Scotland. One of Helen's closest friends gave her a Christmas present of afternoon tea in a Scottish castle, which also happens to be a 5 star hotel. That will be the highlight of this little trip. It is Glenapp Castle in Ayreshire.
Happy Easter, everyone, by the way. The weather forecast for the entire week is dreadful, so it may be that we spend much of it sheltering in the van (which is warm, dry and comfortable, fortunately). I am taking my Kindle (Amazon Fire 8HD, to be precise, which costs less than a Kindle, seems more durable and has a colour screen that can be dimmed for reading in poor light). Helen is taking a selection of books to read. We are also taking the laptop, so it is entirely possible that the first draft of the book may be completed while we are away.
Should the forecast prove inaccurate, we are also taking our cameras. The area is the setting of Robert Louis Stephenson's classic, 'The Master of Ballantrae'. I have just downloaded it to my Kindle, but I must finish reading 'Red Sparrow' before I start it.
Helen also has ancestral roots in the area, so we will also be checking them out.
All being well, I may be onto editing when we get back, so look to publication round about whitsuntide.
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